The new British Coalition Government is scrapping the M4 bus lane from London to Heathrow:
“Scrapping the M4 bus lane is symbolic of this Government’s decision to end the war on the motorist,” the Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, said yesterday. “It ends the injustice suffered by thousands of drivers who sit in traffic next to an empty lane day in, day out.”
But not everyone is pleased to see the bus lane disappear. Taxi drivers now face being stuck in the same queues as other motorists, ...
In a total transport free market, there would be no “wars” against this or that form of transport, merely rational economic calculation. If taxis paid enough for their own lane, they’d get it. If buses assembled enough poor people to outbid richer own-car-users, ditto.
Meanwhile, all there is is politics.